The Saker Falcon – a globally endangered species, has returned as a breeder in Bulgaria. This is a tremendous success for the nature conservation community in the country, resulting from long-term joint efforts.
First attempt to apply the fostering method in wild Egyptian Vultures to strengthen the population of the species in Bulgaria29.06.2018
"Fostering" has been proved as one of the successful methods for restocking of birds of prey, including vultures.
In the period 03-08 June, a team of Green Balkans’ experts and volunteers executed a vessel survey on abundance, distribution and density of cetaceans’ population in Bulgarian territorial waters of the Black Sea.
In the middle of June, the Wildlife Rehabilitation and Breeding Centre was visited by our friends from Greece - Anna Kazaku and Maria Ganoti
A Saker Falcon, released in 2016, is visiting one of the adaptation aviaries, part of the ‘Saker Falcon Reintroduction in Bulgaria’ project21.06.2018
For a few days now, the bird is visiting the adaptation aviary (hack) in the outskirts of Stara Zagora, made as part of the ‘Saker Falcon Reintroduction in Bulgaria’ project.
A workshop on the captive breeding of the Egyptian vulture was held between 14th and 18th of May in Semproniano, Italy.
Visitors to the Écrins National Park (France) were excited to spot a female Griffon vulture from the Balkans soaring in the skies at the beginning of June - one that has traveled quite a few kilometers in the last few years.
The past days have been filled with good and interesting news about Lesser Kestrels in the Rescue Center and Green Balkans.
A dead Saker Falcon, released as part of ‘Saker Falcon Reintroduction in Bulgaria’ Project, was found in Sofia.18.06.2018
The bird was found by a citizen in a neighbourhood in Sofia.
The birds occupy nest boxes specially placed for this purpose by Green Balkans on the territory of the oil refinery.
Since its marking with satellite transmitter in the end of 2016 “our” vulture Viki has already visited 7 countries among which, besides Bulgaria, there are also Croatia, Greece, Kosovo, Albania, Serbia, Macedonia as she has literally flied thousands of kilometers. In Bulgaria Viki has been seen on feeding sites in Sliven, Tazha, Kresna.
For the first time - an Egyptian Vulture chick was hatched in the aviaries of the Wildlife Rehabilitation and Breeding Centre!30.05.2018
The young bird is an offspring of a pair from the Centre, which for a second consecutive year was trying to breed.
On May 16, two days after the tagging with satellite transmitters of the four young Egyptian vultures from the adaptation aviary in the Eastern Rhodopes, the door to sky and wildlife was already open.
Between 19th and 24th May 2018, a black vulture with a wing-tag H9, named OLAF, born and tagged in the Dadia Reserve in Greece has visited the colony of the Griffon Vultures near Kotel in Bulgaria.
A Bearded Vulture, hatched in the aviaries of Green Balkans' Wildlife Rehabilitation and Breeding Centre, is being transported to Spain today.
The team of Green Balkans was among the finalists in the competition.
On May 14, the team of the Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds and the Green Balkans tagged four young Egyptian vultures with satellite transmitters in Eastern Rhodopes. For nearly two months, birds are preparing for wildlife in a special adaptation aviary. The vultures were examined and dewormed and will be released after two days. Through the satellite transmitters, the experts will track their behavior in nature and their adaptation.
For the first time in Bulgaria! Transfer with birds from the extinct species – Black vulture, coming from Spain will support the return of the species in the country.11.05.2018
On May 11, the team of “Bright future for the Black vulture” project LIFE14 NAT/BG/649 will receive the first for the country transfer of Black vultures.
There are about 60 birds and more than 15 pairs in the colony of these rare birds created by Green Balkans.